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making a surprise visit to afghanistan where u.s. officials have been demanding hamid karzai sign a new security agreement. >> reporter: before arriving in afghanistan secretary hagel was in bahrain trying to reassure allies in the middle east that the united states is committed to the persian gulf region. secretary hagel said the u.s. is willing to start selling advanced weapons, things like missile defense systems to u.s. allies in the region. the move is seen as a way to counter iran's military ambition. he added that even though the west had agreed to a temporary deal to limit iran's nuclear capability, tehran still poses a significant threat to the middle east and the world. many allies in the region fear the u.s.'s withdrawing from its traditional role in the middle east but hagel said after a decade of war the u.s. will not shirk its responsibilities in the middle east. >> we know diplomacy cannot operate in a vacuum. our success will continue to hinge on america's military power, and the credibility of our assurances to our allies. >> following that he met with senior afghan off
karzai is noticeably absent. he is in iran and in a meeting with the iranian president rohani earlier today. he said iran opposes the presence of all foreign troops. karzai has refused to sign the agreement between afghanistan and the united states to protect american troops if a small group of them remain in the country to train afghan forces passed 2014. cbs news state department is traveling with the secretary and he told her about a half hour ago that if karzai does not sign this agreement, we may have no alternative but to leave. >> 2,000 americans have died here, billions of dollars have been spent and yet the president of this country is putting off signing this agreement. that has to be incredibly frustrating. >> well, it is, except for this. the group which represented thousands of citizens and leaders in average met a couple of weeks aguilera you know overwhelming leap, over 90% of those people strongly supported a u.s. partnership past 2014 along with our partners. >> the president says he's not going to sign it until the spring even they they appbmh it. >> i think the more
policy plate. then there is afghanistan, where afghan president hamid karzai has refused to sign a bilateral security agreement or bsa as it is called, with the united states until sometime after the election in 2014 and also he has to get some of his demands met first. national security advisor, president obama's national security advisor susan rice responded to that. here she is. >> if the agreement isn't signed properly, what i said to the president is we would have no choice, we would be compelled by necessity, not by our preference, to have to begin to plan for the prospect that we will not be able to keep our troops here because they will not be invited because of the bsa will not have been signed. >> and that's the threat, general, is that the u.s., which had said that we along with our allies intended to keep a residual force, which was going to be 10, 15,000 troops in afghanistan after the general pullout at the end of 2014 that we might have to go to the zero option and just pull out all troops and all aid entirely. should we make that threat, should we be willing to
president has accused washington of holding back deliveries of fuel and eight summit. karzai says the us is trying to pressure him into signing a security deal which would allow american troops to stay in afghanistan on the twenty fourteen but he's got its kind has the teacups washington is very determined to sign the pact by the end of this theory in order for us troops not to withdraw completely from the data sent by the end of twenty fourteen the deal the us is pushing forward with the fifteen thousand troops behind when the assembly of afghan elders and afghan tribal leaders most recently endorsed the security deal with the u s president karzai indicated it was not in no hurry to sign it and now he accuses the west of quote applying pressure and queen dependency by cutting off fuel supplies to several army and police units. the afghan know that we now have the life of the coalition read the us with fuel vehicles logistics and other supplies comic karzai has hardened and independently to crawl he believes his power to the us and now he faces the challenge of showing his people to stan
. but afghan president amin karzai says not until the us cleans up its routes usual the sovereignty and institutions and. continued presence of international forces and afghan villages on the very conduct all the war its own the simmering tensions erupted into a war of words on sunday karzai accused the us deliberately withholding fuel supplies to pressure him into signing the deal. the nato led force in afghanistan says that's simply not true. it's not the only stat. a us drone strike last week killed the toddler and enter to win in the top us commander for only apologize. but karzai once and different apology one from president obama himself for harm done to afghan civilians during the war the us response don't hold your breath there's not a need for the united states to apologize to afghanistan quite the contrary that we have sacrificed in and supported them in their democratic progress in tackling the insurgency mlk day. but the insurgency isn't over. in parts of afghanistan residents are caught between hatred of international forces and fear the taliban this man says he lost t
. no one has said that they are going to need to change it. president karzai has said he does not want to be the one who signs it. he is holding off on signing it until next year. it is a problem. there is no question about it. the substance is basically what both sides are comfortable with. president karzai is spilling new ideas, i do not know. it does not sound like it. it is whether or not to get so it. formally signed i the hope is we will get it signed before the elections. is his refusal to sign. >> he wanted to renegotiate. --wanted to have the avenue afghanistan taliban members released from guantanamo. he wants no more rage or bombing of afghan houses like the one that just happens. is this rhetoric? is it something we need to come to terms with? >> he also presented the agreement as is to the world journal. about two or three weeks ago. they uprooted. -- they approved it. the issuesg some of he raised before. theave seen that if he had objection he would not have sent it in the first place. his site to have it both ways. we're going to have to work through it and it definitel
karzai of afghanistan. >>> next, how to understand the booming american economy. i'll ask the man who presided over great growth and some critics charge also helped create many bubbles. former fed chair alan greenspan. and as we approach the first anniversary of the newtown massacre, what can the u.s. learn from other nations about gun policy? i'll take you to japan for a fascinating look at a nation that loves violent video games but has a gun death rate that is very different from america's. it's a preview of a "gps" special airing tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >>> but first, here is my take. when nelson mandela was released from prison in 1990, i remember being struck by how old-f old-fashioned he seemed. he spoke with the language, kay dance and manner of figures from the 1940s and '50s. as someone who grew up in india he reminded me of the videos i had seen of mahut ma gandhi and nero. he had the same formal way of speaking and dressing, the same dignity of bearing, the same sense of history. and mandela really was a throwback to an older time of great leaders who through courage
to percade hamid karzai to sign. keeping u.s. military troops past 2014. after a second day of talks, paul joins us. >> n.a.t.o. officials meet with afghan's foreign minister. could we be closer to a signature. >> i think the principal you have to think of when you talk about these meetings, is like an apple press. you tighten the pressure in the hope that the juice flows. there's a blockage in the pipeline. it is hamid karzai. he's not willing to sign the bilateral agreement. even john kerry will not speculate as to why he will not sign it. hamid karzai at the moment says no. susan rice went to kabul, he said no. as john kerry says on tuesday here in brussels, there are some 50 nations who are part of the effort to stablilize afghanistan. they have budgetary cycles, planning cycles, and you don't turn off military cycles like this. there has to be planning involved. n.a.t.o. says it needs the signature before the end of the year. n.a.t.o. officials said any signature will do. hamid karzai says he will not sign it until next year. could it strain relations with president hamid karzai. >> i
president karzai that the u.s. is withholding supplies to gain leverage in the negotiations between the two countries. karzai and his national security council say they believe the u.s. has cut off military supplies and fuel deliveries in order to pressure afghanistan into signing that new security agreement. u.s. embassy officials say that is simply not true. the u.s. government seeking a new deal to keep american troops in afghanistan beyond 2014 but president karzai listed a set of conditions that must be met before he disagrees to an extended u.s. military presence. let's go to other overseas stories. thailand, overnight the prime minister vowing to open every door for talks with protesters demanding resignation. about 30,000 demonstrators taking part in what they call a people's coup. police have been using tear gas and water cannons to keep the protesters at bay. some of whom stormed the state television headquarters. the chaos forced the prime minister yesterday to flee a police compound. the critics say if you don't know the situation that her government is still controlled by her b
afghan president karzai to sign a deal between the united states and afghanistan that would determine the size and shape of a u s forces after combat troops leave at the end of twenty fourteen count yesterday mr rasmussen decided to play hardball. he said that if karzai doesn't sign that deal with the americans all nato forces could be withdrawn from afghanistan after thirteen years of war and that eight billion dollars in annual aid to afghanistan so badly needs will that be in jeopardy too but and this is a game of fact carrots and sticks approach was softball for nato and the united states somewhat softened their stance today the us secretary of state john kerry can know with a new proposal this morning saying all right if karzai doesn't want to sign the deal must come up with a plan to help them save things couldn't get the defense minister to sign with anyone as soon as it gets signed quickly and to see you in our current side meanwhile he knows that he needs this money of course i wanted done and his own terms. yes i really wanna find a deal until after the april elections. he a
is a possibility if president karzai does not sign the security pact allowing drops to stay past 2014. >> it's a very real possibility because if we don't have a bilateral security agreement which i have noted, that means we can't protect our forces that would be here after 2014. no international partners will come. afghanistan essentially will be alone. but we have no other option. >> american people look at this, all the blood, all the treasure. they here things that ham i had karzai says about adding new demands before he signs a security agreement, just a refusal to comply. why can't americans look at that and say it's just not worth it. >> i think that it is a legitimate question, that we should ask that question. is it worth it or not worth it. it needs to be asked and especially in a representative government, a democracy those questions must be asked. so it is now up to president karzai to make a decision. >> reporter: did the u.s. miscalculate in thinking he could be a partner? >> well, he has been a partner. >> but he surprised the u.s. i'm going to sign this thing, and he didn't.
if president karzai doesn't sign a security pact allowing them to stay until 2014. >> it's a very real possibility because if we don't have a bilateral security agreement which i've noted, that means we can't protect our forces that would be here at 2014. no international partners will come. afghanistan essentially will be alone. but we have no other option. >> american people look at this, all the blood, all the treasure. they hear things that hamid karzai says, adding new demands before he sign this security agreement, just a refusal to comply. why can't americans look at that and say it's just not worth it? >> i think that is a legitimate question, that we should ask that question, is it worth it or not worth it. it needs to be asked. especially in a representative government, a democracy, those questions must be asked. so it is now up to president karzai to make a decision. >> did the u.s. miscalculate in thinking he could be a partner? >> well, he has been a partner. >> but he surprised the u.s. saying he was going to sign this thing and he didn't. >> we were surprised. and then t
's meeting with senior afghan officials in an effort to push president hamid karzai to sign a bilateral security agreement with the united states. the agreement has already been agreed upon. but karzai's been dragging his feet in signing the deal, trying to win some more concessions from the united states. this has angered both the white house and the pentagon. once the security agreement is signed by karzai, which many people expect it will happen, it's just taking longer than they expected, the pentagon is expected to announce roughly 10,000 or so american troops will stay in afghanistan post 2014 to train the afghan security forces. >> thank you so much for your report. >> keeping our focus overseas, the house foreign affairs committee is holding a hearing next week on the plight of the american pastor jailed in iran. he is being held by tehran over his christian faith. abadini has already served one year of his eight-year sentence. although president obama made a plea for the pastor's release in an historic phone call to iran's new president, the white house has come under scrutiny
in an effort to push presiden hamid karzai to sign a ral security agreement, which has already been agreed upon, but karzai has been dragging his feettin signing, trying to win more concessions from the united states. once the security deal is signed by karzai, the pentagon is expected to announce some 10,000 or so u.s. troops will stay in afghanistan post 2014 in an effort to train and mentor the afghan security forces. >>> the nsa snooping on millions of us is getting new attention tonight. fox news confirmed the original author of the patriot act wants the director of national intelligence to lose his job. congressman james sensenbrenner says james clapper should be fired and prosecuted lying to congress. it's all over testimony clapper gave in march on the nsa spying scandal. >> does the nsa collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans? >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. there are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect, but not wittingly. >> documents leaked by edward snowden reveals the nsa collects records on virtually all u.s.
, thanked them for their service. he did not, repeat not meet with the afghan president hamid karzai who apparently didn't invite him in for coffee despite what the u.s. has done in afghanistan over these years, spending hundreds of billions of dollars, losing thousands of troops. i was pretty shocked that hagel, the defense secretary of the united states, was not apparently invited by president hamid karzai for a meeting. it's pointed though because the afghan leader has delayed signing a security agreement to extend the u.s. military troop presence in afghanistan for another ten years. hagel downplayed the significance of not meeting with karzai and says at afghan defense minister assured him the security agreement will be signed in "a timely manner." right now about 50,000 u.s. troops are still in afghanistan, supposed to stay most of them throughout this year but all of them are supposed to be out by the end of 2014. the coming year unless there's a security agreement in place. then there could be eight to 10,000 for 12,000 u.s. troops for another ten years at a cost of billions of d
not all preferred option. president karzai says he will now leave it to his successor to decide on a peace agreement of the national elections in april. over the weekend president karzai accused washington of holding back the supplies from afghan security forces in a bid to cut were saving to signing the peace agreement. an allegation that you add projects. with the slate of afghanistan still up in the end john kerry next heads to moldova. instead of the long anticipated visit to ukraine which has rejected a key partnership agreement with the european union and the perceived pressure from russia. the move is being seen as a clear snub to kiev stoking concerns about rising tension is reminiscent of old cold war rivalries many groups were relegated to the pops. or don't carry it on his way to moldova as we speak but he did attend a special meeting this morning between nature and russia where they touched on contentious issues such as syria as well as europe's missile defence shield. i also tried to defuse some of the tensions which have risen very high all blake. by looking at areas of poten
karzai does not sign the deal with the u.s. >> reporter: yes, the u.s. is increasing the pressure to sign the pact to allow coalition groups to stay in the country after 2014. the afghan government say they would like to sign the deal but on certain conditions. >> predominantly, these two days have been about afghanistan, particularly about the failure of the president had hamid karo put pen to paper and sign off on the security agreement between afghanistan and the coalition forces that will remain in afghanistan after 2020. the failure to even is calls problems from the planning point of view. there have been clarification on the departing afghan delegation. before they left they said that they would sign the deal in good time. they said they fully supported the deal. they put some conditions. they want assurances from the hall litheallies and the coalite mr. karzai puts pen to paper. they want more peace talks and they wanted no more raids on afghan homes. that promises to be a sticking point potentially for the allies who are still fighting against insurgents and taliban members insi
. in afghanistan, president hamid karzai shutdown secretary john kerry's suggestion that the united states could circumvent through famine have afghans defense ministers on a security agreement that would allow u.s. troops to stay in the country past next year. the spokesman of hamid karzai says he would not promote any of his ministers to sign in his place my certain demands are met, including a demand to change military operation. any major blow to hezbollah. one of its top military leaders gunned down outside of his home in a busy beirut suburb. has bloke was quick to blame israel for the assassination and israel denied any involvement in the death of the terrorist. in the ukraine, more protest over closer ties with russia and reduction of a trade agreement. russia urging stability and order, while the obama administration is not getting involved at all. apparently because of fears provoking a fracture with vladimir putin. vice president joe biden making no direct comments after meeting with the chinese leaders in beijing over the air zone dispute in the south china sea. the vice president ca
.s. and afghanistan are on a stand still with a security pact. hamid karzai said he won't sign the agreement until after election. hagel did address the issue. >> the minister of defense assured me that the b.s.a. would be signed. >> the defense ministers will meet in february on afghanistan. >> mark morgan is here with the supports headlines. the college football regular season is almost over. >> i got the sense you want an upset tonight. >> i always root for the underdog, no matter what. >> stay tuned. we're going to see what happens tonight, how this plays out. the task is clear, a win for each team tonight and they will square off in the b.c.s. title game january 6. the seminoles are heavy favorites to beat duke in the a.c.c. championship became and ohio state is expected to have a tougher time in the big 10 title game, thes buckeyes taking on 1-loss michigan state. a loss by either would open the door for others to slide in the national title game. >> robinson cano is bolting the bronx, agreeing to a stunning 10 year, $240 million contract with the seattle mariners. it will be the third large
the threats and ways to promote stability in neighboring afghanistan. this as hamid karzai adres with a security deal in iran. they agree to a long-term political security economic deal with the country while still resitsing a security agreement with the u.s. iranian president hassan rouhani says he opposes the president of foreign forces in afghanistan. the u.s. demanded karzai sign a deal buy the end of the month. >> hundreds of thousands of protestors pouring into the streets of ukraine's capital blocking government buildings toppling a statue of the leader. the protestors they are demanding to oust the president after he ditched ties of the european union including closer ties with russia. the ue rainian boss were spotted. the actor tweeted this photo saying they were on the front line. >> back at home not so fast. federal reserve officials are in no hurry to steer away from the stimulus effort despite the jobs report. lauren simonetti joins us now with that story and other top business news. good morning lauren. >> good morning to you, too. there is chatter this recent posit
not meet with afghan president hamid karzai who is refusing to sign a security agreement with the united states before the end of the year. secretary hagel says it increases the likelihood of a complete u.s. withdrawal. >> you can use any term you want, retreat or not renewing our efforts here post-2014. you can say it any way you want. what i'm saying unless we have the security of an agreement to protect our forces then we'll have no choice. we will not be able to stay. >> well, karzai has balked at a deal with the u.s. he did sign a security agreement with iran's president hassan rouhani. both leaders said it will increase regional security and minimize the influence of foreign forces. >>> well, just one week before lawmakers head home for the holidays means budget negotiations are up against the clock. the bipartisan conference committee led by democratic senator patty murray and paul ryan reportedly getting closer to a deal on a 2014 budget. the temporary funding bill agreed to after october's shutdown expires next month. >>> rob portman says he's optimistic there will be a short-te
, and the president of afghanistan, hamid karzai doesn't even have time to invite him in for a cup of coffee. what is going on. >> reporter: well, what the pentagon will tell you is that hagel never planned to meet with karzai during this trip, that it was simply a trip to thank the troops. he did, however, meet with some top afghan government officials to discuss what is going on and why karzai won't sign the security agreement that the u.s. needs that signature on in order to keep troops there after the end of 2014. let's be very clear. the u.s. isn't so anxious to stand right next for karzai right now. he is so unpredictable, that they really don't understand fully, they say, what he is up to. right now they're working with the second tier of afghan officials trying to get this resolved. wolf? >> we'll see what happens. at stake thousands of u.s. troops that could be stuck at the cost of bills ona year, and hamid karzai won't even talk. it's pretty shocking when you think about t we'll continue to follow the afghan story, because it is so important. barba barbara, thanks very much. >>> a ground
comments. well, i would answer the question this way. secretary kerry and president karzai reached an agreement, which we, the president, his national security council, signed off on. that agreement was the text that was presented which president karzai intel. they enthusiastically, strongly endorsed that text, that agreement. and strongly recommended to president karzai to sign it. every public official we've heard from in afghanistan has strongly supported the signing of that agreement. the issue of who has the authority to speak for the sovereign nation of afghanistan, i suppose the lawyers can figure that out. what we would be interested in, sort has secretary of defense, is whatever document is agreed to. as you know it has to go to their department for ratification not unlike our senate and the treaty. and if it's ratified by their parliament, then whether it's the minister of defense or the president, someone who has the authority to sign on behalf of afghanistan, i suspect, i suspect that would fulfill the kind of commitment we need but i don't want to veer too much further
kerry and president karzai reached an agreement, which we, the president and the national security council signed off on. that agreement was the texts presented to loya jirga which president karzai empanelled. the loya jirga strongly endorsed that texts, that agreement and strongly recommended to president karzai to sign it. every public official we have heard from in afghanistan has strongly supported the signing of that agreement. now, the issue of who has the authority to speak for this offering nation of afghanistan, i suppose the lawyers can figure that out. but we would be interested in certainly a secretary of defense is whatever document is agreed to and as you know it has to be the parliament for ratification and if it's ratified at the parliament than whether it's the then the minister of defense or the president, someone who has the authority to sign on behalf of afghanistan. i suspect that would fulfill the kind of commitment we need, but i don't want to fear too much further into the legal territory until i have a further understanding of what exact he the authority so
in a timely fashion. hagel arrived in afghanistan this morning. afghan president hamid karzai threw a wrench in the negotiations when he said that he would not sign the agreement until after elections in spring of 2014. >> hassan rouhani described the pursuit of nuclear technology as a definite right, and said that iran has a right to live without sanctions. >>> demonstrators of ukraine are back on the street after reports of a meeting between its president and the russian president vladimir putin. the meetings sparked fears that ukraine would agree to deals with the russians rather than the european union. >> there are reports that there have been deals signed with russia worth $174 million of aid. ukraine needs this money simply to pay its creditors. it's reserves are start to go run low and it is in dire economic circumstances. these reports are unconfirmed yet they spread more angrier gons th angs demonstrators because of the it's president failed to sign a deal with the e.u. and sunday they are planning a big one. they want to repeat the successful mobilization that they had last weeke
on the release of afghan prisoners from guantanamo. otherwise karzai says he won't sign a new security deal. failure to reach an agreement could mean the withdrawal of troops from afghanistan in 2014. >>> an 85-year-old man held in north korea was set free today. he was reunited with his wife. during his captivity he appeared on north korean state television reading what was described as a confession. he was removed from a plane as he was about to leave that country. north korean officials claim he was conspireing with anti-government parties in north career yeah. >>> the prime minister of japan is trying to defuse a conflict between japan and china. they lay claim to islands in the east china sea. china had a cool reaction to the proposal. a foreign ministry spokesman said, quo it, the problem is gentleman man cannot look straight at history and reality. >>> turning to the middle east, the israeli army said one of its military vehicles was damaged by a dom set off on the other side of the border. no one was injured. authorities say it was unclear who was behind the attack. the israeli mili
of what is happening here. >> afghanistan's president hamid karzai still refuses to sign a security pact with the united states. the deal would see foreign forces remaining after 2014 in exchange for billions of dollars for aid. the date has come and gone and afghans are becoming nervous. >> for more than 10 years the money market in kabul did a roaring business. foreign aid and investment poored into the economy. african was making money. now it's busier than ever because of increasing anxiety about the local currency. the president of afghanistan is still refusing to sign a security pact with the u.s., meaning some foreign forces remaining after 2014. willions of dollars in aid remained. without that, the economy is expected to collapse. that delay is causing fear in the business community. >> if it is not signed people will be panicked and it will affect the economy. people are running away. our businessman are worried. >> as afghans panic and exchange their money for u.s. dollars the afghani is being devalued. in a country where food is imported, prices are going up. >> ordinary mark
hamid karzai said no to security forces in n.a.t.o. until his demands are met. the bilateral security pack would allow troops to stay in afghanistan past 2014. patience to get a deal signed is running out. >> reporter: this is not fooling around. this is serious business. they are the words of u.s. secretary of state john kerry here in brussels on tuesday evening and addressing the afghan president hamid karzai. why hasn't this agreement been sign? john kerry wouldn't speculate was keeping them from signing the contract. his initial security adviser she went to kabul last week and came away empty handed. troops and trainers can operate number 2014. they need to be planning their parliamentary cycle, and it cannot be turned on and off like a light switch. what they're trying to do is impress on ha had ha hamid karzo sign before the end of the year, a task that may be difficult as he won't budge. >> a pew research study for the first time in four decades the majority of americans say the u.s. is less powerful than it was a decade ago. 70% say that they think the u.s. is areis re less re
. afghan president said he would not sign the agreement until next year. hamid karzai said he was not there to lobby hamid karzai. >> i was assured it would be signed. >> there'll be progress in february, when the n.a.t.o. people will meet on afghanistan. >> a date in infamy, pearl harbour was attacked. 400 japanese planes bombarded the u.s., pushing them into world war ii. >> today thousands gathered at pearl harbour, including veterans and survivors. it was held on the shore. >> still ahead on al jazeera, why the prime minister of thailand says she will not use force against angry protesters. plus, why the feds are telling people to skip the paper elections when applying for health care. >> protesters in the ukraine return to the street in force. the president met with russian president vladimir putin. it sparked fear that is an economic deal may be reached with russia, further distancing ukraine from europe. o organizers hope a million protesters show up. >> street demonstrations demand government leaders resign in thailand. >> after five longs years that r this map is walk
hamid karzai. brazilian president rouseff. preside president hollande, president barack obama, clinton and bush. >> nelson mandela passed away late thursday. this sunday has been national day of prayer where you've seen sights like this all over the country as south africans pay thanks and bid farewell. the government has also confirmed today that at least 59 dignitaries from around the world are confirmed to be here during these ten days of mourning. they include u.s. presidents barack obama, george w. bush, bill clinton, and jimmy carter. queen elizabeth ii will be represented by her son, prince charles. french president holland e will be here also. a logistical challenge ahead for the government. what does the week ahead look like? on tuesday we will see our first formal memorial service for the late president at fnb stadium. it seats 95,000 but the government in an effort to allow as many people as possible to take part in festivities, if can you call it that, will have 90 screens around the country, broadcasting what will take place on tuesday. wednesday through thursday, nelson m
combat role in afghanistan. declined to meet with afghan president hamid karzai. ties on this side of the border may be improving but ties on other side of the fence continue to be tense. al jazeera, islamabad. >>> in neighboring afghanistan, president hamid karzai is still refusing to sign a security pact with the united states. it would seem some security forces past 2014 in exchange of billions of dollars of international aid. as dates have come and gonl afghans have gotten nervous. >> foreign aid and investment poured into the economy and a afghans making money, it's busier than ever because of increasing are anxiety because of the local currency of afghanis. billions of dollars in aid would also remain. without that, the economy is expected to collapse. that delay is causing fear in the business community. >> if it is not signed, then people will be panicked and it will affect the economy of the country. people are running away. people are disappointed and our businessmen are not investing. money dealers are worried because they cannot work confidently. >> as afghans panic and
events in afghanistan. president hamid karzai refuses to sign a security agreement with the united states that would define american military presence in his country at the end of the year. but he did agree to a new agreement with iran. he agreed in principle to a friendship and cooperation path dealing with security and economic issues and within hours of that agreement, he was also already calling for the removal of american forces from the area. he said that we believe that all foreign forces should leave the region and the security of afghanistan should be handed over to people of the country. the so-called moderate has aalowed executions to surge since he took office, with more than 300 people executed since just the month of august. iran is the leader in executions. president obama and other dignitaries are on their way to south africa to attend tomorrow's memorial service from nelson mandela. hitching a ride on air force one with the president and michele obama, former president george w. bush and former secretary of state, hillary clinton. bill clinton and jimmy carter also expect
consecutive terms. if i could, karzai has the same problem. he is a little bit crazy, is not trustworthy, tries to get the best deal for himself -- not necessarily for his people, but for himself. not aneceptive and honest broker. you see that off and on in these backroom middle eastern countries more than you do anywhere else. host: leading us to the headlines today in the paper about the afghanistan deal that john kerry is trying to negotiate along with nato, getting karzai to sign it. the headline in "the washington post ," is that it is in peril. it has been in peril the whole time. it is going to hurt the international community's help afghanistan. people will not invest billions of dollars if they do not know where the money is going, if it is just going into the corrupt pockets of an afghan official. i do not know what the problem of karzai is. i truly do not. for all the help, the money, the lives that the international community has given to make themselves safer because afghanistan was the hot spot of international terrorist the pakistan with its nuclear capability, clearly it
, karzai, the president of afghanistan has the same problems the iranian government has. meaning he's a little bit crazy. he's not trustworthy. he tries to get the best deal for himself, not necessarily his own people, but just himself. he's deceptive and is not an honest broker. you see that popping up in these backwards middle eastern countries more than anywhere else. >> host: that leads us to the headlines today about the afghanistan java secretary of state john kerry is trying to negotiate with nato, getting hamid karzai to sign it. the headline in the "washington post" as it is now in peril. >> guest: it has been imperiled this whole time. we want to sign during this last summit. it's about six months late. it's going to hurt america's ability and the international community's ability to help afghanistan because people want to invest billions of dollars if they don't know where the money is going. i don't know what karzai's problem is. i truly don't. for all of the help of the money in the community has given to make themselves safer because afghanistan was the hot spot by the
but not the president and hamid karzai is refusing to sign before the year's end. they are backing the afghan counterparts decision for the deal and karzai met in tehran sunday with rohani and calling for trade and security and they opposed the presence of troops in afghanistan, the only country asking karzai not to sign the security deal. the security agreement would secure billions of dollars afghanistan needs to boost economy but in limbo the currency is falling and as al jazeera jayne ferguson reports and says it's raising food among the reach of many. >> reporter: the money market in kobbel has done a great business and it poured in to the economy and afghans making money honestly or otherwise traded in foreign exchange and now it's busier than ever because of increasing anxiety about the currency of the afghans. the president of afghanistan is refusing to sign a security pact with the u.s. that would mean some foreign forces remaining after 2014. but billions of dollars in aid would also remain, and the economy is expected to collapse without that. that delay is causing fear in the bus
with crimes. these status of forces agreements are essential. and if karzai will not sign the agreement, then our hands are tied. the president's hands are tied. on the other hand, they have an election norah, in the spring. karzai will not be in office anymore. and some think, including the chairman of the senate armed services committee, carl levin, that we need to wait because even if karzai signed it we can't rely on him going forward because he'll only be in office a few more months. we maybe should try to tread water until a new president is elected in afghanistan in the spring. >> let's talk about as we're wrapping up the end of the year the latest polls are coming out calling this the worst congress ever saying it's the least productive. what do you say to that? is there a way to not blame the other guy? >> we all need to take responsibility. that's one of the things frankly folks at home get really irritated at is no matter what goes wrong we're so anxious to say it's their fault. in washington we're good at that, blaming the other guy, because this is a
. >> karzai won't sign this deal. susan rice went over to save it and she couldn't save it with the president. they're saying, what's going on? i thought you agreed to this whole deal. does the president himself have to get this done? they can't seem it get this done by the end of the year. >> here and reporting over the weekend, president rouhani in iran saying, we're going to enrich uranium. is there any reason to think that iran gives up its nuclear option? >> no. iran is now cementing that. rouhani went on an interview with the sentinel times, and this is creating big problems with iran's neighbors. they all gave up their right to enrich and the saudis already paid for a nuclear program. pakistan, all they have to do is call that debt in and say, send it over. proliferation is a real threat, but the question from the white house is, what are the options? >> isn't it a question, too, about who gets to decide about israel having its own nuclear capacity? does the united states have the ability to direct that? >> no, but our policy should be those who have it should keep it and those who don
president karzai he said he'd leave it to whoever came into office often enough that next year's elections in april. really up setting the apple cart because the entire first millet re process in afghanistan resides at home. this agreement being put into place at the moment as you mentioned of all major u s forces. involving combat operations even if it's not in direct combat. perhaps giving things like this support afghan forces that will wrap up by this time next year that i want to leave a strong presence in its place a training mission of assistance mission he could come with about eight billion us dollars but it needs to have this agreement in place only this what they really trying to nail through this meeting but it is breaking but brings mentioned clearly present cause by the afghan president he's thinking of his legacy he wants to be seen as a strong leader who was not a use trying to send a message. but nato in the us looking at the security system. there's security setup on the ground in afghanistan and they see as still being full of vulnerabilities and weaknesses. they believ
-government protesters speak out. >> afghanistan president hamid karzai is still unwilling to sign the agreement. deadlines have come and gone, and jane ferguson are reporting how afghans are getting nervous regarding the future of their economy. >> reporter: for more than ten years the money market in kabul has done a roaring business. foreign aid and investment poured into the economy, and afghans making money honestly or otherwise, traded in foreign exchange. now it's bus yeser than ever because of increasing anxiety of the local currency of the afghani. the president of afghanistan is still refuse to go sign the security pact with the u.s. that would mean some foreign forces would remain after 2014. but billion dollars of aid would remain. with that the economy is expected to collapse without that. that is causing fear in the business community. >> if it is not signed then people will be panicked and it will effect the country. it is disappointing and our businessmen are not investing. people are worried because they cannot work confidently. >> at afghans panic and exchange their money for u
will be alone. >> now the main sticking point is ahmed wali karzai. although he initially voiced disappointment, he wanted to hold off on signing it until after elections in april. >> time now 5:17, students can start getting meningitis b vaccines starting today. this comes after 8 cases on campus were reported since march. now in response to that outbreak, they gave prince on it special -- princeton special approval and there was an outbreak here in california and santa barbara and he had to have his feet amputated. >>> let's check in with sal, we can't say enough about the black ice. are you seeing anything about that? >> well, we could have other patches of black ice and we just don't know about them yet. she seems pretty good about it but the bay bridge is light and we were wondering as we get closer to christmas, what traffic patterns will hold . heavy and we start to tail off as we get closer to the 25th. moving a long, traffic here looks good heading out to the peninsular. the only thing i see there is a little bit more than usual speeds and for the most part it looks good and for the ea
. >> no international partners will come and afghanistan will be essentially alone. ahmed wali karzai, although he at least voiced support and he wanted to hold off on signing it until after elections that are scheduled for april. >>> they can start receiving vaccines for them and it comes after 8 cases had been reported since march. in response to the outbreak, they gave presidential candidatesston students -- princeton students immunizations. a student lacrosse player had to have his feet amputated. >>> trying today, pam, you know it is a little slow out there and one of the things we have noticed is there are no problems on the bridge. let's look at the toll plaza. >>> some of the cash lanes are showing a 15 minute delay as you make it into san france or make making it and getting over to marin county as well. we have been looking at the commute in san jose and in the santa clara valley and 280 are also looking good. sal? >> yes, sir? >> it is the coldest temperatures in a long time. >> it feels like it. >> teens, 20s and 30s, there is a little bit of a breeze giving us windchills, 32 to 50, it
to pakistan from afghanistan, where he visited u.s. troops but president hamid karzai, who has rankled the u.s. by refusing to sign a security agreement before year's end. >> eight major tech giants, many from the bay area, have called for tighter controls on government surveillance. the companies, including google, facebook and twitter are joining forces to argue there should be reforms in the way the united states snoops on people. they issued an open letter to president barack obama, saying that while governments have a duty to protect citizens, recent revelations have "highlighted the urgent need to reform government surveillance practices worldwide." the letter published monday said: "the balance in many countries has tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual - rights that are enshrined in our constitution." the letter follow revelations by former national security agency contractor edward snowden, who leaked details of the secret programs that critics say violate privacy rights >> i will highlight more of the weather when we return. >> ice, snow, a
karzai said he would not sign it until after elections next year. >> protesters in ukraine returned to the streets in force. the president met with russian president vladimir putin. the meeting sparked fears an economic deal may be reached and russia, furthering the distance with the european union. >> there are reports that the ukrainian leader viktor ych signed a deal with russia securing, according to reports, $17 billion worth of aid. you -- ukraine, of course, needs the money to pay its creditors. the country's reserves are running live. it's in dire economic circumstances. these reports about the deal with russia are unconfirmed. of course they spread more anger amongst the demonstrators here in independent square in central kiev because, of course, they want ukraine to go towards the european union and it was failure to sign a deal with the e.u. that prompted all the protests. and on sunday they are planning the big one. they want to repeat the kind of successful mobilisation that they had last weekend here, and they desperately need to keep this momentum going, because they
in bangkok warning foreign travellers to stay out of the streets. >> afghanistan president karzai is accusing the u.s. of holding back fuel and other supplies. he said they are holding back supplies in an attempt to pressure for him to sign the agreement. >> from the "los angeles times" officials say speed may have been a factor in the crash that killed actor paul walker and his friend over the weekend. according to police the "fast and furious" star left a charity event. witnesses at the event said they heard a loud boom and saw smoke. walker was in the middle of gaming "fast and furious 7." walker leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter. he was 40 years old. >> really. isn't that bizarre? came from a charity event and he gets in one of the cars and the guy drives off with him -- >> he was the passenger in the car. >> passenger in the car and runs into a pole and blows up. >> yeah. the pictures of the scene afterward you can hardly make out it was a car. i never met him but he was a very kind, generous, humble guy. awful tragedy. >> "wall street journal," black friday deelts and early opening h
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